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Picture of the Month: July 2016

Lancaster Central Park brings us the July photo for the 2016 Rosewood local-water-features-themed calendar. Click through to read the back story to this photo.

Waterfall in Lancaster Central Park, Garden of the 5 Senses, Lancaster, PA
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. - Proverbs 14:27
Garden of Five Senses

Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Filled with flowering plants, trees, mystery scents, informative signs, singing birds, a fountain, waterfall and stream, the garden lives up to its name. Central Park is the largest and most visited park in Lancaster County. You name it—you can probably find it here.

Photo Notes: 

Photographer: Adrian M. Nolt
Gear: Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens

Back in August 2015, I had arranged with the Media Heights Golf Club on the south side of Lancaster to take some pictures with our quadcopter. Rosewood hoped to get a calendar-worthy picture for our 2016 calendar themed with local water features. In payback, we provided pictures to Media Heights. My vision was to capture the Conestoga River snaking through a golf course with early morning sunlight streaming through the trees and river fog. Here is one of those pictures:

Media Heights Golf Course, Lancaster, PA, photographed by Rosewood Marketing

Before returning to the office, I explored Central Park for more water features, and captured this man-made waterfall in the Garden of the Five Senses located at the north end of Lancaster Central Park. Ironically, this picture was selected instead of the golf course photographs.

For waterfalls, I normally use a slow shutter speed in order to blur the water and create a silky effect. But for this photograph, I used a fast shutter speed to render the water droplets as crisply as possible. When I compared the two pictures side by side, I preferred crisp detail over silkiness.